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Noise Action Plans soon to go to ministers – at last

The chairman of East Midlands Airport Consultative Committee recently attended a meeting at DfT. He was informed by Roy Strap that DfT hope to release the first group of airport NAPs towards the end of this year, or early in 2011.

There was no detail of how many NAPs will be in the first release, nor which airports, and no information on when the remaining NAPs may be issued.

At a meeting of the External Advisory Committee (AEC) on 12th Nov, AEF asked about the reasons for delay with NAPs. Specifically, were there concerns about the fact that the NAPs as submitted were largely recitals of current action and no plans for future action to address noise.

 DfT would not be drawn.